The Manchester Health Film Festival (MHeFF) is the first EVER city-wide Film Festival that brings together outstanding creative talents, health professionals and the public to discuss health through film.

We are here to encourage a culture that fosters empathy, clarity and understanding of health themes, whilst creating discourse involving health conditions that remain hidden but affect our livelihoods and communities.

What makes us unique?

This festival offers city wide boot camps around film training, allowing for entries to be accessible from all levels of creatives and age ranges. It also collaborates with a plethora of local organisations, institutions and communities to make this a city wide affair.

​No one should be left out when it comes to films for health.

Entries to categories for the first ever film festival are free.


Each category will have a winner alongside a runner up. The winner for each category will receive £1000. Runners up prize TBC.

However, the 'Best Emerging Filmmaker' category will have three winners, each awarded a £250 voucher as their prize.


• MHeFF Best North Manchester Short Documentary Film
• MHeFF Best Short Documentary Film
• MHeFF Best Short Film
• MHeFF Best Emerging Filmmaker
• MHeFF Film of The Festival (All submissions will be automatically entered into this category)

(UK Residents Only)


• Submit your health related short films, animations and documentaries between 1-30 minutes in length (Duration category dependent)
• Submit projects that have previously premiered at other festivals or were made in the past, as long as you’re proud of them
• Enter several different categories if you have a range of previous work
• Take the time to ensure your film is submitted to the correct category, with the correct file in the right format
• Familiarise yourself with the rules and terms of the festival
• Submit as early as possible


• Submit non-health related content
• Submit films over 30 minutes in length
• Submit films that feature controversial opinions not backed by research
• Submit any projects that feature political, hateful or harmful subject matter
• Submit projects that you don’t have all the rights to
• Submit if you’re not a UK resident
• Submit music videos
• Submit past the deadline